Do you want to go on vacation after the opening of the borders? Choose the destination and prepare your trip in advance. Madagascar is a country, precisely an island located off the southeast coast of
Do you want to go on vacation after the opening of the borders? Choose the destination and prepare your trip in advance. Madagascar is a country, precisely an island located off the southeast coast of Africa. It contains diverse flora and endemic fauna. What are the must-see sites for a trip to Madagascar? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of the places to see in Madagascar.
Places to visit
There are many places to visit in Madagascar. There are places where the forests are still primary, breathtaking beaches, parks, etc. Here are some ideas to help you.
1. The Isalo National Park
Isalo National Park is currently the most visited park in Madagascar. Often referred to as Jurassic Park, it is home to some of the most magnificent scenery on the island. Isalo’s landscape consists of eroded ruinous sandstone formations from the Jurassic period, deep canyons with riparian forests, palm-fringed oases, fire-resistant Tapia forests, and open grasslands. It is perhaps the best place to see ring-tailed lemurs and white Verreaux sifakas dancing and jumping.
It is also a sacred place for the Bara tribe, whose burial sites can be seen in mounds of tiny stones placed in crevices in the rock. For those who enjoy trekking and hiking, the park is a godsend. Once you have taken a little height, you will have the chance to admire a sensational view of what is nicknamed the “Malagasy Colorado”.
2. The Tsingy of Bemaraha
Do you dream of a unique and authentic landscape? Go to the Tsingy of Bemaraha, located in the west of the country. The Tsingy are formations of fossilized shells. They are the result of erosion. This part of Madagascar is characterized by the presence of dry lands, rivers, baobabs, canyons, etc. On the road, you will find fields of rice fields as far as the eye can see. Beware, however, of the particularly sharp rocks.
Are you a nature lover? Ifaty is for you. This group of small villages in the south has rich flora and fauna. The beaches of Ifaty are surrounded by a turquoise sea with a large coral reef. Scuba diving and nautical activities are very frequent there.
4. The Makay massif
The Makay Massif is located the southwest of Madagascar. It is perfect for hiking and discovery enthusiasts. It is characterized by its canyons, its animals, and its impressive plants. You will find many species of lemurs on this part of the island.
Antananarivo, formerly Tananarive in French, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The Malagasy capital is one of the most dynamic cities in Africa. Here you will enjoy rich historical, architectural, and cultural sites throughout this city built on several hills, with palaces and churches along its cobblestone streets.
The city is divided into 3 levels: the Lower City, the Middle City, and the Upper City. Take a walk along Independence Street: it’s certainly where you’ll find a lot of beggars, but you’ll be in the heart of the city, close to the locals. Visit the Queen’s castle (about 10 000 Ar/pers) through its gardens, and don’t hesitate to take a guide (25 000 Ar more) who will teach you a little more about the history of the country. You can also go for a walk around Anosy lake, which is in the middle of the city center.
How to go to Madagascar?
Madagascar has an international airport in its capital. A direct flight is possible from Paris. On-site, you can rent a car or travel by shuttle to reach your accommodation.
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